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MS Resources Available
There are a great many websites that have information regarding multiple sclerosis (MS). There are many organizations helping to fight MS and one of the largest and most visible one in the U.S. is the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS). They do a fantastic job with raising money with the goal of researching to find a cure and helping those with MS. They are at the front lines in research, advocacy rights, insurance rights, patient's rights, and the laws that affect everyone with MS. The sole purpose of NMSS has been to find an end to MS and they will fight until they win. The NMSS website does a great job in providing information about MS, what to do about it, how to deal with it, and researching it.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. The Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS by funding cutting edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, collaborating with MS organizations around the world, and providing programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. In 2008 alone, through the national office and 50 state network of chapters, that Society devoted over $136 million to programs that enhanced more than one million lives. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested nearly $50 million to support 440 research projects around the world. To learn more about multiple sclerosis and the service programs the Society offers visit www.NationalMSSociety.org.


Besides the NMSS, there are many other wonderful organizations committed to the battle. Everyone has a different take or approach on a disease, but usually because their focus is on a specific aspect of it. Now whether the focus is on research, education, funding, or anything else, it all combines into a big pot of knowledge and action that together brings us to our goal. All of the accomplishments to date are from that combined effort of those many organizations, physicians, researchers, and drug companies with a cure being that final goal.

There are also publications put out by these organizations and through various other sources. Many of the drug manufacturers will advertise their product in many of the publications, as well as directly. All of the drug companies have done a great job of getting their message out without saying anything negative about any of the others, and they are up front in stating that their drug may not be the right match for you. Everyone seems to do a good job with presenting all of the facts for all of the treatments without saying that any one treatment is the best for everyone. As with any product that is sold, the makers want you to purchase their product so it is important for you and your doctor to make the choice, and nobody else.

Additionally, there are some websites for other neurological disorders and issues related to maintaining one's health. It's good to keep informed regarding other disorders that are somewhat similar, yet remind you that MS isn't the only thing out there. As you read more about other conditions, you will find that all of those people aren't that different than you and their concerns and hopes might be very similar. Imagine if a cure was found for just one disease, how much closer would that bring all of the other diseases to a cure?
Related Organizations and Publications
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
NationalMSSociety.org
Join The Movement (NMSS)
TheMSMovement.org
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
MyMSAA.org
American Medical Association (AMA)
AMA-assn.org
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
mscare.org
American Academy of Neurology
aan.com
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
MSFocus.org
Neurology Now
NeurologyNow.com
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
msif.org
American Brain Foundation
AmericanBrainFoundation.org
This is MS - Research and Community
ThisIsMS.com
Parkinson's Disease Foundation
pdf.org
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
mscando.org
American Parkinson Disease Association
apdaParkinson.org
WebMD Multiple Sclerosis Center
WebMD.com/multiple-sclerosis
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's
MichaelJFox.org
Friends With MS - Support Site
FriendsWithMS.com
National Parkinson Foundation
Parkinson.org
The European MS Platform (emsp)
emsp.org
Alzheimer's Association
alz.org
Everyday Health - Healthtalk
EverydayHealth.com/
multiple-sclerosis-basics.aspx
National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
ninds.nih.gov/disorders/multiple_
sclerosis/multiple_sclerosis.htm
MultipleSclerosis.com
MultipleSclerosis.com
American Pain Foundation
PainFoundation.org
MedicineNet
MedicineNet.com/multiple_
sclerosis_ms/article.htm
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
samhsa.gov
MS Coalition
MultipleSclerosisCoalition.org
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)
ccfa.org
MS World - Internet Community
msworld.org
Autoimmune Mom - Support Site
autoimmunemom.com
American Lung Association
lung.org
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Foundation
alsa.org


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